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Hayes inspired by Flyers teammate Lindblom finishing cancer treatment

'Chills ran through my body' seeing forward celebrate during video

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Kevin Hayes said "chills ran through my body" watching Philadelphia Flyers teammate Oskar Lindblom celebrate the end of his treatment for a form of bone cancer.

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Donor Recipient Meeting Highlights Preds Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Gift of Life Marrow Registry Brings Two Fans Together After Life-Saving Transplant

by Max Schneider @Max_Schneider15 / NashvillePredators.com

HFC: Donor Recipient Reunion

Hockey Fights Cancer: Donor Recipient Reunion

During Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Smashville, The Gift of Life Marrow Registry brought two fans together after a life-saving transplant

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Just 33 seconds into Saturday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators fans were on their feet. The crowd celebrated Ryan Johansen's rebound goal off Ryan Ellis's missed shot, watching the puck meet the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Just a few minutes later, all of Bridgestone Arena was on its feet again, this time for a far more emotional meeting. With her parents on hand, Brianne Dollar, who had been diagnosed with acute leukemia and required a bone marrow transplant to save her life, finally got the chance to meet the man who provided the donation she so desperately needed.

Tony Connell's entrance from behind the curtain was a special moment, one that left Brianne, and surely several fans in attendance, reduced to tears. She was finally hugging the man who gave her the gift of life.

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Lindblom meets with Flyers, coaching staff after win

Forward battling Ewing's sarcoma inspires teammates by showing up in locker room

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers had more than a win to celebrate Saturday.

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Senators fan on 60th week of chemo gets special gift from Borowiecki

Ottawa defenseman noticed Bria Roberts' sign in warmups, gave her signed puck

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

It was a good day for Bria Roberts even before she got a signed puck from her favorite defenseman.

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Rangers fan completes 1,000-mile bike ride for dad, Hockey Fights Cancer

David Clark stopped in six NHL cities before ending trip at Madison Square Garden

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Motivated by his father Loren's fight against terminal cancer, lifelong New York Rangers fan David Clark took to his bike in the middle of winter to spread a message of hope through six NHL cities, ending his 1,000-mile quest at Madison Square Garden. 

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Lindblom 'in real good spirits' during visit with Flyers

Forward being treated for Ewing's sarcoma, not expected to return this season

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Oskar Lindblom, who is undergoing treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, visited his Philadelphia Flyers teammates at practice Friday.

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Coyotes wear #OskarStrong shirts for game against Flyers

Arizona players share photo of team, show support for Lindblom, diagnosed with bone cancer

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Some things are bigger than hockey.

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Duchene bringing cancer survivor to Winter Classic

Predators forward invited 9-year-old, family, to outdoor game in Dallas on Jan. 1

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Matt Duchene will have some special guests with him at the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

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Zibanejad, Rangers don OskarStrong T-shirts in support of rival Lindblom

Center shared photo of six New York players honoring Flyers forward recently diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Mika Zibanejad and the New York Rangers proved once again that fighting cancer is more important than one of the NHL's fiercest rivalries.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Flyers honor Lindblom, support charity with OskarStrong T-shirts

Over $100,000 has been raised in name of forward who was diagnosed with cancer

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

More than $100,000 has been raised in less than a week through the sale of OskarStrong T-shirts made in support of Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom.

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